olice have stated they’re “assessing” claims made in a podcast masking three mysterious murders within the Sixties.
Patricia Docker, 25, Jemima McDonald, 32 and Helen Puttock, 29, have been all killed in Glasgow in 1968 and 1969 after visiting the Barrowland Ballroom within the metropolis’s east finish.
The murders, which have by no means been solved regardless of one of many largest police inquiries in Scottish historical past, grew to become a media sensation, with blame being foisted on to a person named solely as Bible John, owing to his quoting of scripture throughout a taxi journey with Ms Puttock and her sister earlier than she was murdered.
A podcast launched by the BBC final yr examined the circumstances, talking to the households of the victims and former cops who investigated the murders.
The podcast claimed the involvement of the person within the taxi, who was additionally believed to be the final particular person to see Ms Puttock alive, was coated up as a result of he was the cousin of a senior police officer.
Officers interviewed stated they believed the person to be John Irvine McInnes – the cousin of detective Jimmy McInnes.
The physique of John Irvine McInnes – who died by suicide within the Eighties – was exhumed in 1995 in relation to the investigation, with DNA evaluation towards a pattern taken from Ms Puttock’s tights coming again inconclusive, clearing him of involvement.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland stated on Wednesday: “We’re assessing the contents of a current podcast in session with the Crown Workplace and Procurator Fiscal Service.
“The murders of Helen Puttock, Jemima McDonald and Patricia Docker stay unresolved, nevertheless, as with all unresolved circumstances, they’re topic to evaluation and any new details about their deaths will likely be investigated.”